Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Can history be entertaining and actually fun to read? Readers of Down By the Riverside respond with an overwhelming "yes! This study guide will enable individuals and small group participants to build on the book's content as they reflect on such questions as "What does it mean to be Baptist?" and " How does my Baptist !orientation influence my perspectives on other believers?" Those who use this resource in association with the book will not only get an overview of Baptist history, but they will come to a renewed appreciation for uniquely Baptist principles and perspectives. n People will have the opportunity to explore and discuss both the positive and potentially negative aspects of a Baptist perspective on Christian faith.